Dog Fest

Dog Fest

Save the Old Spotted Dog got out in the sunshine, blinking under the blue sky of July 2015’s Forest Gate Festival – meeting old friends,…

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A Dart, a few Beers and a Game of Cards

A Dart, a few Beers and a Game of Cards

It’s January 1961, Cliff Richard and The Shadows are topping the singles chart with ‘I Love You’ and a visitor from Melbourne, Australia, is in…

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Spotted Dog Patron re-elected

Spotted Dog Patron re-elected

  Having recovered from our various hangovers after the recent UK general election we’d like to congratulate our Patron, Lyn Brown, on her re-election as…

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The Geezers ask:  "Where's my boozer?"

The Geezers ask: “Where’s my boozer?”

Save the Old Spotted Dog was recently invited to give a presentation at a Mile End Pavilion event featuring ‘The Geezers’, a community group based in…

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The Dog Talking Balls in 1859

The Dog Talking Balls in 1859

The Old Spotted Dog and the game of cricket went hand-in-hand for much of the nineteenth century. An early edition of the Stratford Times, a…

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Dog welcomes Conservation proposals

Dog welcomes Conservation proposals

London Borough of Newham has recently held a public consultation on designating the area immediately surrounding the Old Spotted Dog a “Conservation Area”. If agreed,…

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Newsletter Reminder

Newsletter Reminder

Having checked the stats on our latest newsletter, we notice that we’ve had a lot of bounces (we got the address wrong) and that only…

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